Overview & Core Resources

Alcohol education resources for 11-18 year olds

As the 2012 OFSTED report on PSHE alcohol education provision has illustrated, teachers, with little time, have to trawl around and find their own resources for PSHE – either paying for them from often unevaluated providers or relying on local providers for information, the police or other local services. As a result, alcohol education provision was deemed to be inadequate in 40% of UK secondary schools assessed by OFSTED in 2012. In response the Alcohol Education Trust, with teachers and PSHE specialists as trustees has developed a selection of evidence based resources suitable for different ages and abilities in paper and online form, making us the one stop shop for alcohol education and training for schools, colleges, PRU’s and community settings. Over 500,000 children use our highly evaluated evidence based programme each year meaning you know you are using the best and most widely used programme in the UK!

Most of our resources, including the 100 page teacher workbook and both booklets can be downloaded from this site. Hover on either the ‘Resources by Topic’ or ‘Resources by Year Group’ button in the menu bar above to view more detail.

In our store you can order a copy of our best secondary school resource BAFTA award Just a Few drinks DVD or a copy of the extended version of the talk about alcohol programme which includes 8 additional picture and story led lessons, powerpoints and associated guidance for children with moderate learning difficulties, the 100 page teacher workbook, quizzes and 60 activity cards and games and the Just a Few Drinks DVD for just £90.

Our regionally based staff host train the trainer and parent/carer information sessions all over England.To arrange a parent information session or CPD training for teachers please email kate@alcoholeducationtrust.org or ring 01300 320 869. If you are located in the North please contact Kathryn Arnott Ghent via kathyrn@alcoholeducationtrust.org If you are in London or the South East, please contact Helen Dougan via: hdougan@alcoholeducationtrust.org For all other areas, please contact kate@alcoholeducationtrust.org

Core Resources

All of the core resources are available from our store.

Teacher Work Book CoverOur educational materials and lesson plans are listed by subject to make lesson planning simple. Hover on the ‘resources’ button in the menu bar above to view more detail. The resources are also published in the Talk about Alcohol – Teacher Work book.

We have an additional Talk About Alcohol – Teacher Workbook specifically for Scotland




The Alcohol Education Trust is also able to offer a seminar for parents as part of a meet the tutor’ evening or a parents evening. This involves a ½ hour presentation, followed by a fun quiz and Questions and Answers. For more details, please contact kate@alcoholeducationtrust.org

Programme Recognition

pshe accredited

PSHE Association accredited

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Awarded 3/3 for programme effectiveness by The Department for Education appointed Centre for Analysis for Youth Transitions (CAYT).

The online Learning Zone, talkaboutalcohol.com site is a fun interactive website to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol.  It is designed mainly for Key stage 3 and complements the Talk About Alcohol teacher workbook. The Learning Zone has many games, quizzes and other activities to  enrich alcohol education lessons.

parent-guideWe produce a booklet to send home to parents ‘Talking About Alcohol’, which encourages parents to set boundaries and be good role models.

Our second booklet ‘Alcohol and You’ takes a social norms approach with advice and guidance for 14 years+ teenagers.

EIFOne of the Early Intervention Foundation’s top 70 most effective early intervention programmes 2017.

See our evaluation and case studies page for more information